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EU shouldn't be 'useful idiot' in global vaccine battle: French official
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EU shouldn't be 'useful idiot' in global vaccine battle: French official

  • "Europe shouldn't be a sort of useful idiot in the battle against the virus," the French presidential adviser told reporters ahead of a virtual EU summit on Thursday.
  • The regulation is aimed at making vaccine trade reciprocal and proportional so that other vaccine-making countries sell to Europe and the EU does not export much more than it imports, one EU official said.
Published 24 Mar, 2021 05:36pm
Austria's Kurz and allies seek 'correction' on EU vaccine distribution
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Austria's Kurz and allies seek 'correction' on EU vaccine distribution

  • "It is important here that we ensure together with (European Commission President) Ursula von der Leyen and (European Council President) Charles Michel that there is a correction mechanism," Kurz told a news conference with his counterparts from Bulgaria, Slovenia and the Czech Republic.
Published 16 Mar, 2021 08:03pm
EU approves Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine
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EU approves Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine

  • The EU has so far approved three vaccines -- Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-Oxford. Three other vaccines are under "rolling review" by the Amsterdam-based EMA -- Novavax, CureVac and Russia's Sputnik.
Published 12 Mar, 2021 10:12am